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Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
alan wang reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses like the pier 15 restaurant and bar say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are offer
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill into law, banning adoptions, a few hours ago. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children since the fall of the soviet union. some say the ban is retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian s who violate human rights. >>> president obama will immediate -- meet with leaders from capitol hill hoping to avoid the fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax hikes will go into effect unless lawmakers can broker a deal. >> reporter:cx$z president obama will4zkn:eÑ with congressional leaders later today at the white house. it may be too late for a deal. there are just four days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> i have to be honest mr. president, i don't know timewise how it can happen now.((?u >> reporter: harry reid lashed out at house speaker bane area out at house speaker bane area caution him ofrm" dictatorship. >> boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: republican
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
are not going to have to fall off. >>> the notorious party night of new year's eve is hours away. law enforcement has already been cracking down on drunk drivers. chp arrested 123 people for dui over the weekend in the bay area that. number is down from the same time last year, when officers busted 161 drivers. there were no fatal crashes over the past two days this time last year. two people have been killed on bay area roads. >>> to help prevent you from getting a dui transportation companies are offering lots of perks for new year's eve if you you are coming into san francisco. bart will be running trains every 20 minutes until 3:00 in the morning new year's day. trains from pittsburg, bay point and richmond will stop first at the montgomery street station, not embarcadero. muni service will be free from 8 at night until 6 a.m.. caltrain and sam transes, free beginning at 11 p.m.. >>> -- [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] >>> [ unintelligible ] >>> >> finally the rain has stopped. it seemed like forever. >> it did the. -- >>> the winds out there, katie made a good point
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student test scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states where students don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers' union has fought the change. 33 other states and the district of columbia have been granted waiverers from the law with >>> stores are going to be packed today with after christmas shoppers, some will be making returns. the change one retailer is making to its return policy >>> home theater systems offer great sound for your home. michael finney and consumer reports ahead with the money saving option if you are tight on cash. >>> we continue to track showers across the bay area. mike will be back with your forecast and what to expect for the morning commute. >>> good morning i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze this morning. >>> i'm eric thomas. it is the day after christmas. it means more rain. >>> good morning. live doppler, scattered pockets of showers light
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
the misfortune that has hit this family. the sister-in-law gloria said escamillo recently lost all they owned in a house fire the week before christmas day. family is trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in their native mexico city. they are setting up a fund to pay for funeral and moving expenses. if you wish to contribute you can click on our website and the information is there on "see it on tv." abc7 news. >>> and police in oakland are searching for few masked gunmen in a robbery at a restaurant. it happened at 9:00 last night at international boulevard and clinton square. the gunman robbed four customers and an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry. they took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. no one was injured. >>> church leaders and community members came together yesterday trying to spread a powerful message. organizers of the rally say they are tired of senseless violence everywhere. they are calling for a not ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips and are demanding the city of oakland make public safety a priority. >>> next month officials i
Dec 27, 2012 5:00am PST
, connecticut. gun groups believe teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in those critical first minutes to protect children. >>> gun buy-back event in los angeles is being called a huge success, you can see why. people in their cars lined up for miles yesterday to turn in their firearms. event is held once a year and takes place in the spring, the mayor moved it up to take advantage of the outrage over the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling union banned him from the sport for life. those penalties came after the agency hit armstrong with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal that decision and it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> all of our recent rain means waty++i levels are rising at local reservoirs. officials plan to release some water at the coyote dam and lake sonoma to make room for future rains. winds and rains have battered and toppled tre
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